Found November 02, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Anyone who knows Brandon Roy can attest to that fact that Roy is a real calm and cool cat both on and off of the floor. But come Friday evening in Sacramento, the Minnesota Timberwolves guard will likely be a ball of nerves as his NBA comeback tour kicks off in Minnesota’s regular season opener. It has been a very long and very interesting 19 months since Roy last played in an NBA game before chronic knee pain pushed him (with a slight nudge from the Portland Trail Blazers) into early retirement. Roy’s last game in the NBA came on April 28, 2011 against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2010-11 NBA Playoffs. Roy finished with nine points and three rebounds in 30 minutes in the 103-96 Game 6 loss. Flash forward to present-day Minnesota and there is one number from the above stats that apparently will hold weight for Roy to start the season: 30 minutes. That is the minutes per game Rick Adelman feels Roy can start the season at, with the coaching staff a...
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